Accounts Assistant

Discipline: Finance
Job type: Permanent
Job ref: 004502
Published: 6 days ago

Company Overview


Established in 1994, The Fragrance Shop is the UK’s leading independent fragrance retailer. Our aim is to make mainstream and luxury fragrances affordable and accessible to all. We showcase 100’s of brands in over 216 stores throughout the UK, and online at We are expanding and always looking for enthusiastic, talented and dedicated people to join the team, and be part of a growing and vibrant brand.


Role Overview


We are looking for an accounts assistant to join our existing first-class Finance team, reporting directly to the Group Financial Controller.

This requires a person who is natural at building relationships and can fit into current accounting processes. You will be a candidate who is self-motivated, conscientious and able to work under your own initiative, as well as part of a team.

If you are interested in the opportunity of joining a fast paced, challenging, yet rewarding company where no two days are the same, then read on‿


Key Accountabilities:

*       Ownership and accountability for the store estate ensuring daily reconciliation of tender to sales

*       Weekly store expense control and monitoring

*       Chargeback prevention and defence

*       Compliance reporting

*       Ownership of reporting and KPI’s for cash and expense management

*       Online Queries

*       Daily transactional audit process and reporting

*       Managing store banking procedures, documentation and handling associated external relationships

*       Development and maintenance of procedures and processes to improve business wide loss prevention

*       Liaise with stores and assist with queries

*       Ad Hoc work


Performance Measures:

*       No cash balances aged >10 days

*       Response to chargebacks within bank required deadlines (target based on £ loss)

*       Minimisation of ongoing sales audit issues and discrepancies

*       Timely and accurate reconciliation of all owned control accounts within deadlines

*       Accuracy of information distributed to wider business



*       Advanced Excel Skills

*       Attention to Detail

*       Prior experience of working with a transactional ledger within a retail or similar environment